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Authentic Traditional Villages around Sibiu

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40 EUR

The surrounding villages of Sibiu are both Saxon and Romanian villages, which have lived in harmony to these days. Exploring the surroundings of Sibiu is a unique way to have authentic experiences, spend a full day away from the bustle of the touristy city, and immerse yourself in the countryside.

Duration: 8 hours
    Available in
  • English,
  • Italian
Tour by Iuliana
Local Guru

I am a person with a huge curiosity. I am always planning my next trip and therefore I know exactly what people are looking for during their travels. Professionally, I graduated from the faculty of architecture in Bucharest. I defended my Ph.D. in cultural tourism within historic centers and I also hold a degree in travel journalism and one as a tour guide.

I have researched and know lots of hidden places in Sibiu (my hometown) and its surroundings. I have found these places during my PhD research or while exploring the town's surroundings with my friends. I would like to share all my local knowledge with you and make your trip to Sibiu/ Romania one of the best experiences of your life.

I'd be very happy if you contact me during your visit to Sibiu. Welcome!

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Highlights

  • Fortified churches in Saxon villages
  • Romanian villages at the foot of the mountains
  • A local museum of icons painted on glass

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Description

During this one-day trip you will:

- understand the history of the region and why it has developed the way it is today;
- visit Romanian villages as well as Saxon villages set up by German settlers;
- visit several fortified churches and understand why they were erected in such a great number in this part of the country (nowadays ~ 200 fortified churches which are very well preserved);
- learn how to make the difference between Romanian villages and Saxon villages built in the same area in great number in the Middle Ages;
- make the difference and recognize Romanian architecture vs. German architecture;
- visit an Orthodox monastery and discretely observe how they live there;
- how the Romanian icons were painted on glass;

If you are interested to see and learn more about Sibiu and its surroundings, this tour will help you understand the cultural, religious, and architectural mix that features this part of Transylvania.

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What’s included & not included

  • Private Tour led by Local Guide
  • local recommendations
  • local tips
  • 1 small bottled water
  • private transportation with personal car throughout the tour
  • food
  • meals
  • drinks

Meeting point

10.00 a.m. - Pick up from your hotel within Sibiu (nearby location if the hotel is located in the pedestrian zone)

Book from 
40 EUR
  • Full refund if you cancel up to 72 hours before the tour
  • No booking fees
  • Pay by credit card or PayPal